Katy Perry will be awarded the National Equality Award at the LGBTQ civil rights Los Angeles Gala Dinner on March 18th.

“We are thrilled to honor Katy Perry for using her powerful voice and international platform to speak out for LGBTQ equality,” HRC President Chad Griffin says in a statement. “Her compelling advocacy, from the stage to the campaign trail, has had a profound effect on the lives of LGBTQ people — and, in particular, young people. Katy’s message of inclusion and equality continues to inspire us and the world.”

Katy Perry will get a flash back to the political world, as US Senator Time Kaine is the event’s featured speaker.

Originally pursuing a career in gospel music, Katy Perry’s views on LGBTQ rights evolved as she became a full support and unofficial spokesperson.